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gender

 [jen´der]
sex (def. 1); see also gender identity and gender role.
gender identity disorder a disturbance of gender identification in which the affected person has an overwhelming desire to change their anatomic sex or insists that they are of the opposite sex, with persistent discomfort about their assigned sex or about filling its usual gender role; the disorder may become apparent in childhood or not appear until adolescence or adulthood. Individuals may attempt to live as members of the opposite sex and may seek hormonal and surgical treatment to bring their anatomy into conformity with their belief (see transsexualism). It is not the same as transvestism.

gen·der

(jen'dĕr),
Category to which an individual is assigned by self or others, on the basis of sex. Compare: sex, gender role.

gender

(jĕn′dər)
n.
1. Grammar
a. A grammatical category, often designated as male, female, or neuter, used in the classification of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and, in some languages, verbs that may be arbitrary or based on characteristics such as sex or animacy and that determines agreement with or selection of modifiers, referents, or grammatical forms.
b. The fact of being classified as belonging to such a category: agreement in gender, number, and case.
2.
a. Either of the two divisions, designated female and male, by which most organisms are classified on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions; sex.
b. One's identity as female or male or as neither entirely female nor entirely male.
c. Females or males considered as a group: Students lined up with the genders in different lines.
tr.v. gen·dered, gen·dering, gen·ders Archaic
To engender.

gen′der·less adj.

gender

The sex with which a person identifies him- or herself.

gender

Sex; one's personal, social, and legal status as ♂ or ♀, based on body and behavior, not on genital and/or erotic criteria. See Gender-identity/role.

gen·der

(jen'dĕr)
Category to which a person is assigned by self or others, on the basis of sex.
Compare: sex, gender role
[fr. L. genus, kind]

gender

A classification of organisms based on their sex. From the Latin genus , a kind.

Patient discussion about gender

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. Which gender is on the high risk of fibromyalgia and what may be the cause?

A. It’s generally found with women. Any women having family history of fibromyalgia is more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia. Causes are unknown. Factors known to cause are that some people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and spinal arthritis may be more likely to have fibromyalgia, too. Researchers suspect that some genes may stimulate pain in patients with fibromyalgia though there is no proof to that effect.

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In classifying sexuality, people tend to depend on the gender identity of the person to whom their desires are directed.
Gender roles refers to "social expectations of proper behavior and activities for a member of a particular gender" (Stryker, 2008, p.
From birth, individuals are confronted with numerous gender specific beliefs and behaviors that they internalize to create their views about the world and about themselves.
'Considering that in the past period media trainings were conducted and other joint activities on the topic of gender equality, there is a positive shift in respect of these standards in the media, the use of gender sensitive language, giving importance to issues related to domestic violence and violence against women,' said Filipovic-HadA3/4iabdic.
Shaikha Manal said that the activation of the 'Gender Balance Index' reflects the UAE leadership's vision to enhance the role of women across all sectors of society and ensure their effective participation in the country's economic development.
When I teach class now, we do a segment on gender shifts that focuses on heads, eyes, the torque--how women nod and smile and men command stillness.
My focus is on boyhood prior to adolescence, when masculinity is in the making, when the transition from babyhood to boyhood and adolescence is in process, and when gender boundaries are somewhat more fluid than in later years.
Sharmus and Xavier are part of a group whose existence challenges normative gender. They include drag performers, heterosexual cross-dressers, and people from all walks of life who live permanently in a gender other than that assigned at birth.
According to George Stewart1 of the organization \'Mind\' 1 in 30,000 adult males and 1 in 100,000 adult females suffer from Gender Dysphoria.
The distinction between gender identity and sex assigned at birth in discussions of antenatal ultrasonography is more than just a simple problem of semantics or vocabulary.